At the recent 78th annual meeting of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association in Nashville, nearly 400 electric cooperative leaders from across the state attended the event where they discussed the significant impact co-ops have, challenged one another to meet the needs of their communities and learned more about emerging technology and power supply issues.
During the business meeting, Mike Partin, CEO of Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative, was elected to serve as Tennessee’s representative on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association board of directors. Partin will take his passion for public power and rural America to Washington D.C., as he serves the people of Tennessee as a voice on the national level.
“I thank my colleagues for their support,” Partin said. “I look forward to representing the cooperative members of Tennessee. Our industry faces many challenges as well as significant opportunities in the coming years and I look forward having a seat at the table as we move forward in making our communities a better place to live and work.”
NRECA is the trade association representing more than 900 electric cooperatives, which serve 42 million Americans.